Panasonic: Sweet Site for AF100 Micro 4/3rds Camcorder

This “micro 4/3rds” technology sounds small but is actually kinda big!

This video gives a quick low-down on what “micro 4/3rds” is (basically a DSLR without mirror or pentaprism Some people have been really excited about Panasonic’s GF1 and GH1

Price points on the GH1 – $1,140 and GF1 – $750

The AF100 steps up to much more professional features – with a much more professional price of about $10,000!

Goodies list:

  • Internal ND filter: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 or Off (rotary switch).
  • Focus-assist function: edge coloration, focus bar display.
  • DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch): automatically reduces compression of black or blown highlights in high contrast scenes.
  • Thumbnail viewing, clip deletion and SD card to SD card copying and meta-data recording functions.
  • Pre-rec and Interval rec functions.
  • Relay recording: Relay recording from one SD card to another without interrupt.
  • WFM display function: the wave form of the video being recorded is easily displayed on an LCD monitor.
  • Shot mark function: the useful shot mark function allows marking of clips as good, bad or others.
  • User buttons: three user buttons allow high-frequency functions to be performed with a single push.
  • Audio volumes: allows manual adjustment of audio inputs (2 ch).
  • Video output (pin jack x 1), HD/SD SDI output (BNC x 1), HDMI output (HDMI Type A x 1).
  • USB 2.0 (Type B) allows connection to PC/Mac.
  • XLR audio inputs (XLR x 2, Line/Mike selectable, +48V compatible), Internal microphone (stereo).
  • Audio outputs (RCA x 2), Headphone (stereo mini jack x 1 (3.5mm diameter)).
  • Camera Remote (super mini jack x 1; zoom, S/S, mini jack x 1; focus, iris).
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